The Hindi and audio news content is now available on demand on mobile phones via the BBC’s agreement with AudioNow, provider of mobile phone radio distribution in North America. As part of this new service, Hindi-speakers in the US can access BBC Hindi audio in two formats. By calling 712.432.6586, they can listen to the BBC Hindi one-hour radio news program which brings news, analysis and interviews on issues, from current affairs to showbiz and sports. Two-minute audio news bulletins in Hindi, updated twice a day, can be accessed by calling 712.432.6585.
Says Amit Baruah, head of BBC Hindi: “More than one in 10 weekly users of our website, bbchindi.com, are from USA, and we are really glad that, thanks to this new service, Hindi-speaking audiences in the US can now use our audio content in such a convenient way.”
The BBC World Service’s content in English, Arabic, Persian, Somali and Urdu is also available to US audiences via AudioNow by calling dedicated numbers.